Andrew Cluley

Reporter

 

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.

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While working for WEMU I’ve covered the Ann Arbor City Council and School Board beats, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti City Council and School Boards and the Washtenaw County Commissioners. Not to mention pretty much everything else in the area. I really enjoy covering local news, partly because it’s so overlooked by other media outlets. In many ways what happens at city hall or in your community school has a bigger impact on your life than what’s going on in Lansing or Washington D-C. I get the chance to track down these important stories and bring them to you every day.

When I’m not at work I love to follow sports, particularly U of M, and Detroit’s professional teams. Saturdays in the fall you can count on me watching Michigan football…and Sundays I’m probably suffering through another Lions debacle.

I also enjoy running and am proud of finishing the 2006 Detroit Marathon. Would love to run another, but I’m holding off until I think I have a realistic chance to complete one in under four hours.

Thanks for listening to WEMU and finding out a little bit more about me.

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Washtenaw Community College
9:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

WCC Students Get Chance at Tuition Break

Washtenaw Community College students who act quickly enough won't have to pay more for classes next fall.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Politics
9:25 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Rallying Against Right to Work Law in Ann Arbor

Michigan's right-to-work law is now in effect, and opponents of the new law, including members from a wide variety of labor organizations, held a rally Thursday night in downtown Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Local Business
9:19 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Last Day for Herb David Guitar Studio

Ann Arbor area music lovers are saying goodbye to the Herb David Guitar Studio, which closes its doors for the last time on Saturday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:16 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Board Sets Standards and Principles

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a statement of standards and principles it expects board members to meet.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
10:19 am
Thu March 28, 2013

More Employee Concessions in New School District Contracts

The Ann Arbor school board has approved new contracts with the district's teachers, para-professionals, and office staff.  The new contracts will save the district $3.4 million in the next school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
8:23 am
Wed March 27, 2013

WCC Faculty Protests VP Firing

The President of Washtenaw Community College and school's faculty agree that better communication is needed at the school, but how to achieve that remains a question.  Faculty members spoke out at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting in the wake of the dismissal of Vice-President for Instruction, Stuart Blacklaw.  

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:23 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Approves AFSCME Contract

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a new four-year deal with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees local 369 just before the state's new right-to-work law takes effect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:07 am
Tue March 26, 2013

City Wants to Limit DDA Tax Revenue

Ann Arbor's city council is considering ordinance amendments that would impact the Downtown Development Authority's ability to collect tax increment financing revenue.  With that in mind, DDA officials discussed the agency's budget at a council work session Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Government
9:28 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Washtenaw County Posts 2012 Budget Surplus

Washtenaw County finished 2012 in a bit better budget position than expected, giving the county some additional money to use the current fiscal year if needed.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
9:11 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Lights Out for Earth Hour in Ann Arbor

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Part of Ann Arbor's Main Street won't be quite as bright as normal for an hour tomorrow night.   The city is celebrating the sixth annual Earth Hour by turning off street lights from 8:30 to 9:30 on Saturday (3/23) night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
8:44 am
Thu March 21, 2013

County Approves Long-Term Contracts Ahead of RTW

Before Michigan's right-to-work law takes effect later this month, the Washtenaw County  Board  of Commissioners has approved new long-term contracts with nearly all of the unions representing county workers.  Similar policy for non-union employees has been set as well.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Arts and Culture
9:41 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Ann Arbor Film Festival Underway

The 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival kicked off Tuesday night with the opening gala at the Michigan Theater.   WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:38 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Council Rejects Site Plan Moratorium

Ann Arbor's city council has rejected a proposed moratorium on new site plan approvals in the downtown area, but has yet to approve the site plan and development agreement for a proposed project at 413 East Huron.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:31 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Council Delays Action on DDA Tax Limits

Ann Arbor's city council has again delayed a decision on limiting the amount of tax increment financing the Downtown Development Authority can collect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
10:31 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Budget Dialogue Sessions Start Later This Month

As part of the timeline for developing a budget for the next school year, small groups of Ann Arbor school board members will meet with community members in dialogue sessions.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:39 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Board Again Recommends Moving Roberto Clemente Program to Pioneer High

Roberto Clemente Student Development Program

Ann Arbor's public school administration is again recommending that the Roberto Clemete alternative program can be successfully relocated to Pioneer High School.   The school board rejected the move last year, but it's being considered again as the district deals with a projected budget deficit.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Roberto Clemente Student Development Center

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Dexter Tornado Run/Walk
9:35 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Dexter Tornado Recovery Fundraiser: A Year Later

Dexter Tornado Aftermath
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A Dexter couple whose home was destroyed by last year's tornado is helping to host a run to raise money for those who helped in the recovery effort.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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On March 15, 2012 Dexter was hit by an F3 Tornado. Immediately after the tornado the community and surrounding communities came together to put the pieces back together. All proceeds from this run will began to pay back those organizations that supported our community.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:26 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Prosecutor Asked to Re-Evaluate Charges in Football Brawl Case

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a resolution asking Washtenaw County's Prosecutor to re-evaluate the degree of criminalization of adolescent behaviors he's making in connection with the fight following last fall's Pioneer - Huron football game.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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Race Card
9:19 am
Wed March 13, 2013

'Race Card' Project Comes to UofM

As part of the University of Michigan's understanding race theme this semester, National Public Radio's Michelle Norris is bringing the Race Card Project to campus.  Norris met with students and others on campus Tuesday for the official kickoff.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:45 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Council Readies Budget Plan and Priorities

Ann Arbor's city council discussed budget impacts from work plans created around council's five priority areas at a work session Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
9:05 am
Mon March 11, 2013

County Considers Landbank

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Washtenaw County officials are taking a second look at creating a landbank to help deal with foreclosed properties.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor
9:10 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Tech Hub Growing in Downtown Ann Arbor

An Ann Arbor commercial real estate broker says the city has a growing tech hub downtown near the University of Michigan campus.  Hear more from 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Transportation
8:41 am
Thu March 7, 2013

DDA Approves More Money for Go-Pass Service

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority has approved spending up to an additional 57-thousand dollars on the Go-Pass and other Ann Arbor Transportation Authority services next fiscal year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Development
8:38 am
Thu March 7, 2013

DDA Opposes Changes Proposed by City Council

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority board members are speaking against a proposed city council ordinance amendment that would change the authority in several ways.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Weather
9:35 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Storm Cleanup Continues in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor officials continue to work on helping to clean up limbs and other debris that came down during last week's snow storm.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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